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life work for more families. another step we can take is on taxes. there's a lot of talk about taxes in washington right now. for most families, tax preparation is hard and is time-consuming. this time of year especially. think about it. think what they're going through. what tax form are you supposed to fill out? is it more beneficial to file jointly or as a married couple or separately? is a truck or gas mileage deductible? are you forgetting something the irs will give you credit for? and in 1935, the form 1040 was accompanied by a two-page instruction booklet. today, taxpayers have to wade through over 100 total pages of instructions. just filling out a w4 at a knew job is confusing. you really shouldn't need a work sheet to see how many dependents you have. chairman dave camp and his committee are already underway in their efforts to responsibly rewrite the nation's tax laws, as an education policy, health care and all else, tax reform should reflect the priority of working families, and the future they're trying to shape for their kids. if nothing else, we must stop putting spe
direction to help make life work for families. another step we can take is on taxes. there's a lot of talk about taxes in washington right now. for most families, tax preparation is hard and it is time-consuming. this time of year especially. think about it, think what they're going through. what tax from are you supposed to fill out, is a more beneficial to file jointly or as a married couple or separately? is a truck or gas mileage deductible or are you forgetting something that the irs gives credit for? in 1935, the form 1040 was a concrete but a to instruction booklet. today, taxpayers have got to wade through over 100 total pages of instructions. just filling out at w-4 at a new job is confusing. you really shouldn't need a worksheet to see how many dependents you have. chairman dave camp and his committee are already underway in their effort to responsibly rewrite the nation's tax law. as in education policy, health care and all else, tax reform should reflect the priority of working families, and the future their time to shape for the kids. if nothing else, we must stop putting spec
karzai and david cameron had a meeting to spend a six-month deadline on tax of the taliban. two ambition i pakistan was a political party functioning in society? and two, to think the footprint strategy is fun for the united states in afghanistan long-term? >> the first one is to speak to in terms of where they see the taliban up but i love all an integrated in the mainstream of society. they do have constitutional obligations they seem to uphold that we are also looking with the united states transitions and if ken estanislao. there is a timeline as well in an election to be held in afghanistan. so these are processes and political decisions they must make themselves. and when i say this, i do want to point to the historic ship that pakistan is proactively making. our government has been clear, including all of our stakeholders, which includes the military that pakistan is going to strenuously support all efforts of stabilizing afghanistan and bringing peace to the region because that is the know our vital interests. we live right they are and it's stable and peaceful afghanistan is in
in the social security payroll tax, the increase in tax rates on income above certain thresholds and the cuts in federal spending scheduled to take effect next month will mean reduced spending by both consumers and the government. we project inflation adjusted g.d.p. will increase about 1.5% in 2013. but it will increase roughly 1.5% fast if not for the fiscal tightening. after the economy adjusts to that fiscal restraint, we expect the growth in real g.d.p. will pick up to about 3.5% per year in 2014 and the following few years. but the gap between the nation's g.d.p. and what it is capable of producing on a sustainable basis, what we call potential g.d.p., will not close quickly at that rate of growth. under current law, we expect output to remain below its potential level until 2017. almost a decade after the recession started in december of 2007. by our estimates, g.d.p. was more than 5% below its potential level in the fourth quarter of last year. a gap that is only modestly smaller than the gap that existed three years ago. because growth in output since then has been only slightly fast
's that revenue is absolutely not an option. >> this quest to continually to raise taxes is not going anywhere. we've already done that. >> americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes. >> this is the wrong time for sequestration to take place. we should be able to sit down together and resolve this without again asking the american people to have their taxes increased. >> i want to bring in roll call cheryl and washington bureau chief ryan grim. good morning. >> good morning. >> the president says let's replace this with taxes and alternate cuts. republicans say cuts but no taxes. is it clear, ryan, who has the upper hand here? >> it's not entirely clear. republicans certainly feel like they have the upper hand here, much more so than the fiscal cliff. around the fiscal cliff, if nothing happened, taxes went up and democrats had a clear advantage. this time if nothing happens, spending cuts go into effects so republicans sort of think they have an advantage. but what is getting cut? the pentagon is taking the brunt of these cuts. certainly the commander in chief does
. this business about raising taxes, it's not catching on. i just don't hear it from down there. >> the house republicans aren't feeling the president to raise taxes. it's a complicated argument to help, that's why it's really not catching fire. a lot of defense industry lobbyists are giving republicans heat, they don't feel heat from the constituents because the constituents they think want to see real spending cuts. americans want spending cuts, they don't want political gains. >> i really do. i think when you look at the poll, americans still want smaller government and fewer services, aka spending cuts. i think this is the white house's big mistake, they're barking up the wrong tree. the only question i have, it is after all republicans, will they hang tough? in your opinion, you're closer to it, will they hang tough? >> i spent all day on capitol hill talking to house republicans privately saying what's going to happen between now and march 1st? they say the house leader has promised them privately they're not going to replace the sequester unless there are real cuts to replace the seque
will take a 2% reduction. the president and democrats prefer an option that raises more money by closing tax loopholes. republicans want to stick with spending cuts saying they've already agreed to tax hikes. 448,000 jobs in dc, maryland and virginia could be affected. concerned about the impact on our economy. >> sequestration will hurt not only the defense side but the nondefense side. my committee funds the fbi. there will probably be furloughs at the fbi and the national cancer institute, nih. defense and nondefense. >> that hurts the broader economy. people are concerned about their jobs and don't know the impact on their bank accounts. that holds them from spending on movies and restaurants and theaters. thinks he has time to buy a little bit more of a deal. let republicans and democrats work it out. but some republicans say they've had enough. they think the spending cuts are the only way to achieve true deficit reduction. back to you. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >>> president obama's pick to head the cia. a justice department memo leaked yesterday outlined the justifi
$84. they talked about payroll tax increases. it is in a more competitive environment. the easy way for walmart is over. a little bit of a pullback is expected. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. a big month in january. we get to the bottom line with elizabeth macdonald. why is this? >> you have been talking about that great rotation. we have not seen a start like this in 15 years. in the month of january alone. it surpasses what happened all of last year combined for all four quarters. the bears have left the building. the s&p forward earnings that we are looking at are still cheap versus the october 27 peak. the s&p 500 was trading at 13. if it hits 14, then you are talking s&p 1600. if it hits 16, you are talking s&p 1700. are we setting up a classic bear trap? that stock has gotten ahead of the economic recovery. we are seeing the togo war on whether or not we will have a downdraft by end of year. melissa: who is winning? >> though bulls are winning for now. if there is a pullback there, you could be in a downdraft air up. melissa: thank you so much. lori: this has been th
." -- please tax me more." we have gotten so desperate in this area that we are talking about, perhaps because we cannot make a policy decision on this and have not since the early 1990's on the federal level, maybe we need to go to indexing of the fuel tax. >> you are talking like infrastructure, not to pay for subsidies, right? >> what we need is more infrastructure, and that is a public good, and it needs to be paid for, and generally with tax revenues. i do not think anybody is faulting that. i think it is sold that we need higher fuel tax, and we can use that either to reduce the deficit or to pay for something else. it was designed -- or intended -- whether it has done so successfully or not, it was done to pay for infrastructure. >> absolutely. we are not real happy about that. >> john, what are you hoping for next week? >> for some reason, i have not been consulted on that. the president in the campaign said he was 4 and all of the above energy policy, so let's have some announcements that support that -- he was for an " all of the above" energy policy. let's move forward with the thin
for more tax increases. hollywood a-list or bruce willis: not those who would take away our guns offering a stern message for the president. and the nations biggest red state going after the biggest blue state all about drumming up business. we will show you how to score this battle in snakes "chalk talk." with an administration that avoids consequences of their public policy decisions. this time president obama asking congress to bail him out of the so-called defense sequester, nearly $500 billion cut in funding to our defense department that will cost thousands of jobs and undoubtedly weaken our national security. here is jay carney offering a bag and consuming answer as he tries to shift the responsibility for action from the president to congress. >> the president was clear he believes if we don't have the time or the are not inclined in the short term to accept the offer that he put forward that would resolve the sequester and then some with deficit reduction that we should at the very least take action for temporary buydown just as we did at the end of the year of the sequester to p
taxes about 4% of a household's income. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> comments about traffic in los angeles, turns out traffic here in the bay area is just as bad. tonight a new study reveals our dubious link with southern california. res researchers say we have the second worst traffic congestion in the nation. experts say there's no fix. a live look at our evening commute. it doesn't look so bad. let's bring in bay area's marianne favro with the details. >> reporter: whether you watch here in oakland or here in fremont, you are part of the second worst commute in the nation when it comes to hours spent waiting in traffic. a new report from the texas a&m transportation institute says only washington, d.c., drivers spend more time waiting in traffic. the study found in 2011 you spent on average 61 hours sitting in your traffic. want to put a price tag on that wasted gas and time? the institute says on average we lost $818 in a year because of those delays. then there are the health costs. the study also found the average bay area commuter put carbon dioxide into the a
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to tax themselves more to pay for it? our news reporter cornell bernard is live with that story. >> the state of the city is wet today but pretty good. we sat down together to get a preview of the address. he plans to ask voters for help to john rate more revenue. >> things are getting better. >> he says they are improving despite many challenges, including a rising crime rate and creating more jobs. the mayor will talk about plans to support police services and restore pay to worker whose took cuts to help balance the budget in recent years. to do that a sales tax increase is needed. >> we have to go to the ballot to get permission. that would be in 2014. it depends on the voter support. we have done some polling. the voters think we are moving in the right direction. >> that poll shows 70's percent of voters may support a quarter percent sales tax increase but only 57 percent favor half a percent high. and a worker at a maintenance worker that contracts with the city likes anything that will help keep his job. >> another tax hike could be a tough sell. >> people reach fatigue
real spenged cuts for more tax hikes. the president's sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance a budget over the next 10 years. the american people believe that the tax question has been settled. they know the president called for a balanced approach to the debt. combination of revenues and spending cuts, and they know he's gotten his revenue. the american people do not believe the president will use further tax revenues to lower the debt. and haven't seen this president attempt to spend his way into prosperity over the last four years, they know he'll spend it. the president doesn't believe we have a spending problem. he general winly believes the government -- genuinely believes the government spending causes economic growth. if that were true, the economy today would be thriving. it isn't thriving. the unemployment rate is still nearly 8% and rising. small businesses like the one i ran are struggling. middle class families, those lucky enough to have a job, are living paycheck to paycheck. and president obama just insisted on rais
. we take no tax dollars. we don't have the ability to reduce costs in a way a private business would. and we are at the end of our borrowing authority. to give some perspective of our liquid situation, a typical large organization would either have cash on hand or quick borrowing ability. in october, the postal service had less than four days of cash on hand. that's a very scary situation and no situation that a business should be in. and this is why we have taken aggressive steps to reduce our costs and why we have been so vocal about seeking postal reform legislation. we faced a major hurdle to return to profitability and long-term stability. we need to generate $20 billion in cost reductions and revenue increases to close the budget gap and be able to repay our debt, both close the gap and repay the debt. and this is why the board of governors has directed us to take every necessary step to reduce costs and conserve cash necessary to continue our operations. it's what we have been doing consistently over the last couple of years. and we will be accelerating those efforts moving fo
change, immigration, gun control and taxes. mr. obama joked on monday about how tricky it can be to get things done. >> if there's one thing that i've learned over the last four years it's that you can't count on anything in washington until it's done. >> reporter: republicans believe that senate majority leader harry reid has been effective in shielding his members from some tough votes on items such as the budget but we've been assured there will be a budget this year so that unity and enthusiasm may be tested early. jenna? jenna: if you had a nickel forever time --, no. we would all be really rich. that there would be unity on capitol hill. we've heard some from the senate democrats about some of the issues they're worried about ahead. what have you heard within the halls of capitol hill? >> reporter: jenna, gun control is a prime example in places like new york, new jersey, california. gun control is popular. but harry reid also has democratic members from places like west virgina, arkansas, louisiana, and alaska where gun control can be dirty words. here is senator reid speaking re
taxes. >> can we combine some smart spending cuts because there's still some waste in government, can we reform our health care programs in particular and can we close loopholes and productions that folks who are well connected and have a lot of accountants can take advantage of. there's no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. >> president also warned congress about the danger of alowing the sequester to go into effect. >> washington cannot continually operate under a cloud of crisis. that freezes up consumers, gets businesses worried. we can't afford the self-inflicted wounds. >> no another tweet david plouffe said message delivered to big audience on balanced budget, deficit reduction, economy growth. on abc, an unlikely name was invoked for direction. >> i think what we need to do is do some things mitt romney taungd abo talked about. he said there are tax loopholes that should be closed. there are efforts being made to only get rid of the sequester as it relates to defense. i repeat, $2.6 trillion already all comi
.3% and medicare would take a 2% reduction. the president prefers an option that raises more money by closing tax loopholes. republicans want to stick with spending cuts only. a study by george mason university estimated that 448,000 jobs in d.c., maryland and virginia could be affected by automatic indiscriminate budget cuts. business leaders and local congressmen are concerned about the impact on our economy. >> and sequestration will hurt not only the defense side but the non-defense side. my committee funds the f.b.i. there will probably be furloughs at the f.b.i. there will be furloughs potentially at the national cancer institute, at nih. this thing has ramifications for defense and non-defense. >> reporter: the cuts were originally scheduled to kick in january 1st because congress couldn't grow on a broad package to reduce the deficit several times in 2011 and 2012 in excomping for republicans agreeing to raise the debt ceiling and they were pushed off again during the year-end fiscal cliff negotiations. why another short-term deal? the president seems to believe that wear just going to bu
, on entitlements and on taxes. the problem we've had in this town for the last ten years now is a political log jam. one party saying you can't cut defense and you can't raise taxes and the other saying you can't touch entitlements. until both sides are willing to put everything on the table and make those tough choices, we're going to continue to play games. that's the problem in this town right now. >> first of all, you've held up pretty well. >> that's a very thoughtful guy. i'm with him. >> this is 1989. i'll take the republican president, we had a democratic house, democratic senate. >> there's your issues. >> same political log jam. >> exactly. >> so nothing changes or maybe should we actually feel more optimistic? >> i'll tell you, the difference was ultimately at that time the leadership on both democratic and republican sides came together to develop some very important budget agreements that ultimately balanced the budget and created a surplus. what has to happen is we've got to go back to that same dynamic where the leadership is willing to say to the members you have got to sit down in
for their financial well-being. current discussions about tax reform would lead us to expect the policy makers would use the process for the opportunity to strengthen their retirement system and improve its effectiveness. we believe that much can be accomplished by strengthening and building on our existing retirement programs such as social security, employer sponsored plans, financially innovative products incentives for longer work and increased financial education and planning there is new research showing american workers are not saving enough. even at research institutes retirement security projection model for 2012 shows 44% of baby boomers and generation x won't have enough retirement income to cover basic retirement expenses and uninsured health costs. the shortfall the average savings deficit for a single female is little over $133,000. that's the additional amount a single female would on average need to save by age 65 to eliminate the shortfall. the recent economic crisis has made it even more difficult. the low contribution rates and the lack of understanding of the need for the compreh
is there that he put spending cuts on the table. he asked them for them to be paired with tax increases as well. there is more good will than people realize. more agreement that we have such a big budget problem that will we're going to fire on all cylinders. we have to cut spending. frankly, we have raise more revenue. >> you're listening to the california program and our speakers are economic experts. we are discussing national, regional, and global economic challenges. you can find video online. there's a series of questions around employment and job growth. what what is your outlook on job growth? >> i will start. i think -- i will say i was here last year and i'm more optimistic this year than last year. we made a significant amount of progress. it looks like housing prices have started to turn the corner. if you look at household balance sheets we see that consumers have paid down that debt that weighed on them. i think there are reasons to be optimistic. i am fairly optimistic. i think we still have things weighing on us. i think the concern about, are we going to shoot ourselves in the
create thousands of jobs across the state. and we can do it without raising taxes. [applause] so please, let's stand together and let's stand together with the over 2500 construction workers. we want to put to work building world class schools across the state for our world class workforce and while we're at it, let's make sure those 2500 plus construction workers newly employed by the jobs bill, are our friends and our neighbors. right now we have a law on the book that is supposed to require that at least half of the workers on any construction project funded by state or local taxpayer dollars be montana residents but it is riddled with loopholes and it is not enforceable. when taxpayer money is funding a project, let's put montana companies and montana workers first. [applause] again, together we can work together to close these loopholes, expand the requirement to all projects too, not just construction. and let's also significantly increase the proportion of montana workers required on any state or locally-funded project. i hope you'll join representative amanda curtis and i to pas
and taxes. here is chief white house core responsibility ed henry. >> a feisty president obama was back in campaign mode. >> it will meaner people who have disabled kids suddenly having less help. >> slamming republicans and declaring he is ready to hit the road to sell the public on spending cuts and more tax hikes. >> is that an argument they want to have. that is an argument i'm more than willing to engage in. >> reporter: a new poll shows the public sharply disagrees with his claim that the federal government does not have a spending problem. 83% says it does have a problem and 14% say no. >> the american people will not accept another tax increase to put up a spending cut that the two parties have agreed to. >> reporter: nation security may be hanging in the balance. with the defense secretary leon panetta warring about the deep cuts coming on march 1st. >> this is will bad but damage national defense and compromise our ability to respond to crisis in a dangerous world. >> those cuts could mean a one month furlough for up to 800,000 civilian defense employees and he mocked leaders
. twitter is not alone. other major u.s. companies are reporting cyber at tax. what's behind all of this? an expert coming up. >>> a man tasered right in front of buckingham palace. why police say they needed to stop him from reaching the gates. jenna: quick look for you now at some of the stories coming up new next hour including this one. the week really getting off to a snowy start for people across the midwest. we'll take a look where the latest blast is heading next. >>> also a big show of force as the united states and south korea kick off a new round of war games but there are rising concerns that north korea is preparing for a new nuclear test that has a lot of folks worried. >>> scientists say a skelton found under an english parking lot is indeed that of the king richard the iii. jon: what? jenna: come on. how they solved a 500-year-old mystery they say and what the remains may tell us how the ruler died. a parking lot. jon: what is he doing under there? huh. a frightening scene right right now side buckingham palace in london. guards were forced to use a taser to stop a guy ar
tax of 51.9%. and you guessed it, it is the highest in the nation. one saving grace for the moment, californians can deduct state tax from federal returns. >>> up next, your "early today" sports highlights. plus, meet a nasty nanny whose pension for slapping this kid just got her slapped by the law. >>> and now to some other stories that caught our eyes this morning. in new york, disturbing video shows a nanny slapping a 9-month-old for not eating. when the mother saw what was going on, she rushed home .fired the caretaker who has been charged with endangering the well fare of a child and resisting arrest. >>> in texas, 22-year-old grad student and chicken farmer has grown so close to his flock over the years, he's known around as chicken boy. he's handled the chickens for so long, he's even picked up the language. >> it's like i just laid an egg in this box, come lay your egg. and it's -- >> the chicken boy plans to go and continue his education so he can some day become doctor chicken and that's going to be interesting. >>> a fatal pileup on a georgia highway left four dead and 2
these automatic cuts. it would involve tax increases by enclosing tax loopholes and spending cuts. republicans are apparently planning to reoffer legislation in the past that would cut the federal work force. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well, the senate armed services committee has postponed a vote on chuck hagel, president obama's choice to replace pea any ta. the committee wants more information about hagel's finances. >>> and news that the postal service is cutting back mail delivery to five days a week is not sitting well in rural areas of the country or with letter carriers but the post master carrier said it's a choice the service had to make. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: no more mail on saturdays. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first-class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue because they've been having so many budget issues. >> i've been doing everything online for a really long time so i don't think it's necessarily going impact my world. >> r
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of our tax money being wasted in washington. is it any way to run our government. tonight, what we have uncovered. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. here's one example of how bad it's getting tonight across the east coast tonight. in massachusetts, all vehicles were ordered off the roads at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. that's across the entire state of massachusetts. genuine blizzard warnings are posted across a big area. this is the northern shore of massachusetts, just outside of boston, revere beach, where the winds have already picked up. we could see some history-making snowfall out of this storm. we've already seen a colossal stoppage of transportation, affecting 50 million americans before it's all over. while all this has been going on, on the other coast, we have a huge story, of course, that we've been following. more on that in a moment. but first, what could be a 30-inch snow event here on the east coast. our team is out in it, and in place tonight, we want to begin with
. you have to get in the back of the line and pay taxes. we don't know what kinds of fines they are going to have to pay. two different talks here of amnesty. ann coulter is on the rational review side. she said some were democratic voters. who is going to win this argument in the republican are party. do the democrats need all of the republicans? they just need some. >> it should be fascinating to watch. into the storm goes marco rubio. we are going to find out a lot in the cone teflt text of his aguilt to weather the storm. if he can't rally people to a great cause. he goes into the storm now with conservatives and republicans about to have a important debate about the future of our party. thank you both for joining me tonight >> >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. republicans have the audacity to attack a highly decorated veteran and label him as a dove? this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i'm pleased to see an old friend here before the committee. >> the hague hearing started out friendly and got ugly fast. >> were you corre
and pumped billions of tax dollars into solar energy. today the future looks dim as investments in green energy are beginning to dry up. >>steve: as the subsidies dry up, so does the business. because? >> there's tons of jobs and the entire industry is relying upon these billions of dollars, and we know where those billions have gotten up. according to my research, .1% of the grid comes from solar power. you think about the money that's gone in, billions, and the output. almost nothing; right? now wall street -- this is a big business issue, and what everybody is talking about is what's going to happen with the shraor industry? -- going to happen with the solar industry? what is going to happen with those jobs he said would be created and clearly the country needs jobs. >>gretchen: if we look at subsidized solar companies. unfortunately, there are a lot of them. >> this is not a good track record here. we know what the checkered past has been for president obama and his statements about the solar industry and what the subsidies are providing. the one thing i want to make mention, subsidi
cuts. they kick in automatically march 1. we'll tell you what americans find so taxing about the president's plan to fix the mess. martha: get ready for a blizzard. a winter storm historic proportions we are being told. >> now is the time before the storm hits. get your shovels ready. sand, fill your gas tanks in your cars. make sure you have enough heating fuel. you know, for at least a week. sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. martha: let's look at what's developing right now in america's newsroom. we are being told the tsunami in the pacific wiped out five villages in the solomon islands. nine bodies have been recovered so far and that number is expected to rise. a report says american airlines is ready to merge with u.s. airways. sources tell us it will happen next week. the merger could create the largest airline in the whole world. how about this
they will have a universal registry. >>guest: and obama was not a tax until they needed it to be a tax. i don't think you can trust these people. feinstein has said, they will go door-to-door and pick them up. can i talk about what would work? >>chris: a couple questions and we will get to it. the murder, today, one of the things that concerns people, each day we talk about a shooting, oftentimes mass shootings, day after day after day, and the frustration is, you don't think that answering or limiting guns has anything to do with it. i understand there are some things you think do work and we will talk about that the murder yesterday of a former navy seal chris kyle, a man who wrote "american sniper" credited with the largest number of confirmed kills of any american soldier ever. he and another man gunned down at a texas gun range. >>guest: if you want to stop violence in the country, here is what you do. first if you want do protect our kids, you put armed security in schools. i am not talking about arming teachers but police officers and certified professional security people. there is no
and done, you average about $9 an hour before taxes. it's a situation many americans find themselves in in the working place in the country. and anyone who spent time at all in the food service industry has a story or two over the years to tell about being stiffed on a tip. this story might make you lose a little bit of faith. earlier this week chelsea welch, an applebee's employee, took to social media site readit -- reddit to show a photo of a receipt left by a st. louis pastor, alois bell. according to welch the worker the pastor and her party of i should say 20 ran up more than $200 worth of food but weren't feeling so charitable when it came time to pay. the pastor crossed out the automatic 18% gratuity charge for groups larger than eight and wrote "i give god 10%. why do you get 18?" to emphasize her point a big zero and "pastor" above the signature. the post immediately went viral online. which is when welch says pastor bell called her applebee's employer and demanded everyone working there that night be fired. as a result chelsea welch, she was laid off. she was laid off. in
,000 more jobs and $1 billion of new tax opinion. here is hoping the baltimore ravens are getting some much needed rest of this morning after fans packed the streets tuesday morning out celebrating a big super bowl win. >> that it off with a parade and ended at m&t bank stadium. a capacity of 71,000. but 80,000 people showed up. many had to be turned away from the stadium. ravens lawyers said that glove was overwhelming -- love. >> i'm from new orleans and we have mardi gras and operates but that right there is just time ten. i don't think anybody went to work. >> i'm really nervous right now that it will get taken away from us. it's a really weird feeling just unbelievable. >> joe flacco is already talking about a repeat super bowl victory. >> i like where he's going with that. >> tw♪ two tickets to paradise ♪ >> the celebrations went to his head. he serenaded the crowd with his rendition of the eddie money song. reed urged the crowd to sing along. >> ♪ >> ray lewis doing his signature dance one last time. he thanked the fans for their love of the team. he said he wanted to win the s
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march 1 to come up with a plan including tax reform and spending cuts. if the problem sounds familiar, it should. it's the same decision lawmakers faced in december deciding to push back the deadline to march 1 here we are again. if no deal is in place by then, auto in thic tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in. >> this economy is headed in the right direction ask will stay that way as long as there aren't any self inflekted wounds-Ñ;n. >> it's a lot of money. it's down nearly $1.1 trillion. at a peak of $1.4 trillion at the end of president bush's second term. experts say the deficit could drop by 2015. >> today, british parliament legalized same-sex marriage that7:ru:u&d allow couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies if instit yug as agree to it. it needs to pass a final vote next week. the u.s. military appears ready to extend benefits to same-sex partners of service members. a final decision has not been made on which benefits would be included. pentagon is likely to aallow the partners to have access to some programs. the pentagon repealed a ban on openly
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